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And in recent weeks, additional “only on Oculus” content has been cracked. For now, the reverse isn’t an issue for HTC and Valve, whose online hub is headset agnostic, meaning content purchased from Steam can be used for the Vive or Rift. However, titles from the Oculus Home online store are meant to only work with the Rift system, although neither Oculus nor HTC restrict developers from selling content elsewhere. It’s another blow to Oculus, the Facebookbacked VR pioneer that’s struggled to fulfill the promise of high-fidelity VR in consumers’ homes and faced questions over its privacy policies.

Apple has recently begun selling “Pro” versions of its iPad tablets with features designed for business users. 61 62 FOR VIRTUAL REALITY MAKERS, A NEW VERSION OF AN OLD STRUGGLE When it comes to virtual reality, how exclusive is exclusive? After delaying orders because of component shortages and angering wannabe early adopters, VR company Oculus is confronting another headache as it seeks to technologically and culturally establish the immersive medium. It’s now possible to play titles that were intended to only be used with the Oculus Rift system on an entirely different VR headset.

The Den of Geek website recently listed a whopping 165 movie sequels presently in the works, from Alien 5 and American Pie 5 to The Wolverine 3 and Zombieland 2. Nor has the apparent laziness of sequels exactly escaped criticism - in an editorial for First Showing in November 2014, for instance, Alex Billington bemoaned how “Hollywood loves repeating itself. This week alone, we’re getting new trailers for brand new Star Wars and Jurassic Park movies, like it’s the ‘90s all over again... ” 34 35 36 Image: David James STAR WARS’ EXPANSION ATTRACTS PLENTY OF COMMENT George Lucas’ legendary franchise has been central to much comment on the emerging era of the ever-expanding trilogy and seemingly endless sequels.

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